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the head hawk is sticking around for awhile. awhile.cbs 2 sports anchor zach hanley joins us with the details of kirk ferentz's new contract. big day for kirk ferentz and even bigger for his wallet -- the head hawk signed a 6 year contract extention on his deal which will now go through -- 20 -26 -- season, basically meaning he'll be a hawkeye for life with the extention -- he'll make 4 point 5 million dollars a year -- and is now one of the -- top 10 -- highest paid
$4.5 million a year and is now one of the top 10 highest-paid coaches in college football. obviously signing this deal is huge to the four-time big ten coach of the year. there's no way to describe it. it's a really unique thing and i feel really privileged and honored to do it in such a great place. with so many great people. >> one of the things i've said often is my desire is for kirk to retire at any a while. and over has demonstrated all the reasons why i feel that way. >> coming up in sports, hear from what saturday's rivalry game means to them. the university of iowa building destroyed by the 2008 floods has new life and a new look. cbs 2 news reporter melanie moore got a tour of the new auditorium and joined us now to give us a peek at it. melanie? >> reporter: there is already a schedule of the artists that
ready to put on a show as well. the building is a product of 30 months of design and more than 1 million hours of construction. staff say it's the largest classroom on campus. it's complete with a main lobby, box office, eating areas, lounges, dressing rooms, rehearsal areas and of course the 1800 seat auditorium. now it needs artists of dance, music and theater and the audience. >> we are anxious to get people in those seats. we're inches for people to com >> reporter: the official you more inside hancher. covering the corridor in iowa city, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. right now - some cedar rapids city leaders leaderswant to roll the dice on possible new interest in the land originally set aside for a proposed casino. the gazette reports at least three council members are asking the city to look at other uses for the property. the iowa racing and gaming
for the casino two years ago.a property. the racing and gaming commission denied a license for the community two years ago. a developing subcommittee is pushing city leaders to examine 1300 city-owned properties for redevelopment potential. supervisors are pushing back a vote on raising the minimum wage. last week they voted to raise the wage to 10 dollars 25 an hour by 2019. a second reading of three were scheduled for this morning but supervisors to add some more legal language to the ordinance. if approved the wage will increase to $8.25 in january. ushow it could balance the burden of city buses. right now cedar rapids provides public transit for marion and hiawatha.its a situation that cuts those
asking who's paying what? public transit is not a profitable business to be in and right now in linn county - the city of cedar rapids is the only one in that business currently the revenues being generated and distributed over to the city of cedar rapids is not enough to compare to the services that are being provided for those communities. 12a proposal by the metropolitan planning organization to study a regional transit authority has rapids, robins, and hiawatha. now marion is joining the mix mix it tends to equalize costs among the communities theres always concerns when we have a system set up the way that it is. whose paying their fair share?a regional transit authority would give marion a you have a system set up the way that it is, who is paying their fair share. >> reporter: transit authority would give marion a role in decisions and hopefully more routes. >> probably better service and
of the keys for our city council is what expectations could we have or should we see for changes in service? >> reporter: the transfers from cedar rapids to regional transit have challenges. >> to transfer a property, the transfer of personnel, the current personal works for the city of cedar rapids. >> reporter: but they aren't rushing into anything. >> this is a two to three-year process. it's nothing that's going to happen right away. there's going to be opportunity for the public input. >> reporter: now, planners are looking to model the new system after dark. that the des moines area regional transit authority. right now that's the only similar system in the state. covering the corridor, joe huisinga, cbs 2 news. more eligible voters with disabilities than any other voting group. statehouse reporter steffi lee shows us how the state is educating i/o ones with disabilities so they have no trouble fulfilling their civic duty.
predicting more eligible voters with disabilities this >> reporter: this new report from rutgers predicting more eligible voters with disabilities this election cycle proves they are a powerful voice. she works with iowa disability votes count. >> i think candidates this year more so than any other election year are really getting if they want to have serious considerations for their positions, they need out to voters with disabilities. >> reporter: the secretary of state's office is also hiring a coordinator to travel the state and listen to any voters with disabilities that may have concerns about heading to the polls. >> she is reaching out to office is also reaching out to iowans online - revamping its website - and breaking down information on voting accessibility with videos.it highlights curbside voting - requesting absentee ballots - and the steps to get help when marking a ballot.
if you're interested in voting curbside - the secretary of state's office suggests calling the county auditor's the women's vote or the lgbt voter. >> reporter: in des moines, if you are interested in voting curbside, the secretary of state's office suggest calling the county auditor's office to let them know ahead of time. next on cbs 2 news, one little boy's incredible story of survival with a heart that just won't quit. and after a blistering day and a high of 91 in cedar rapids, thunderstorms are beginning to show up in our northern counties and they are likely going to produce some
tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. hiking is a great way to stay in shape -- and see some great views along the way. way.the big obstacle one man is overcoming to so he can keep climbing this summer. tomorrow morning at 5 on cbs 2 this morning. center point kindergartner hayden grimm has been through more in five years than most people experience in a lifetime. lifetime.named after centerpoint kindergartner hayden grimm has been through to tackle tough challenges. he's had no choice. hayden was born with half a heart and had three open heart surgeries before the age of four. but you wouldn't know it to watch him play football with his family.
he's in the water he turns blue so people always ask, 'did he have a blue popsicle?' "but he doesn't have shortness of breath. it doesn't stop him. (laughs) he just keeps going." going."i'll share with you he just keeps going. >> i'll share with you hayden's incredible journey, why he is still alive and where he goes from here. that's tonight on cbs 2 news 10 at 10. here in cedar rapids we hit 91 degrees temperatures this afternoon. that makes this the second hottest day of the year in terms of the actual temperature. dew points also in the mid-70s and heat index got up to 103 degrees. we're at 89 now, winds out of the south southwest at 14 miles per hour. here's some of those high temperatures that were established around eastern iowa. a lot of places in the upper 80s to the lower 90s.
for the entire summer. now we have some weather issues developing up in northeastern iowa. severe thunderstorm watch issued for counties up near the minnesota border. that's out until 1:00 in the morning. also on a larger scale, a flash flood watch has been issued a long and north of highway 20. all these counties in green have the potential of seeing flash flooding with strong thunderstorms later tonight and during the day tomorrow. as far as rainfall goes, we are getting indications there could be some amounts two to three inches across the northern one third of our viewing ar some spots potentially higher than that. further to the south, not quite as much as far as rain but still should be a lot of places within an inch or so, maybe two inches at showers and storms get underway and last through the evening and overnight hours tomorrow. as we take a look at the radar, you can see thunderstorms have been active in minnesota and wisconsin and now starting to develop up in the northeastern corner of the state. so now you're looking at al mckee, back and howard county,
producing some very heavy rain and a short period of time. the strongest storm currently is located just to the northwest of decorah now and that is moving in an easterly direction. that will be headed towards bluffton, locust and canoe, just to the north of decorah but that one there certainly has the potential of producing strong winds and rainfall rates of one to two inches an hour. as you look to the southwest, actually spreading moisture up into the southwestern united states. that is heading right towards iowa, also plenty of gulf of mexico moisture towards us. the moisture levels are extremely high for this time of year. any thunderstorm that gets going in this type of environment could produce an inch or two of rain in a short period of time. with this front stretched out across northeastern iowa, not moving very much, showers and storms once they get going tonight could go across the
something we call training. that's a setup that could get you two or three rounds of thunderstorms and rainfall totals of four or five inches. on the predictor here, what's going to happen at 8:00 tonight, the model indicating the storms in our northern counties, where they stay through 10:00 tonight. what you'll see here after midnight, some storms start expanding and coming into eastern iowa. by three or 4:00 in the morning, thunderstorms look to be a pretty good bet in most locations lasting through the overnight hours. we should get a break tomorrow during the day but more expected later on in the afternoon. tomorrow will be another steamy day around eastern iowa. temperatures in the 80s and with dew points that will be well back into the 70s. it will be muggy and that's a recipe for more heavy thunderstorms. forecast for tonight's call for those around temperatures upper 60s to lower 70s in most areas, very warm night for this time of year, scattered showers and storms especially after the evening hours. forecast for tomorrow, muddy conditions, scattered showers and storms early and again in
the central and south. extended forecast, we're going to get a break on thursday but another system could bring active storms to the area on friday. but those will he just in time for the weekend. back in the sunshine saturday, sunday, much cooler temperatures with highs expected to stay in the 70s. coming up in sports, why this game means just as much to
percent of our roster, were born and raised here, too, so they grew up watching this game. i know they appreciate this series and about 45, close to 50% of our roster were born and raised here too. they grew up watching this game. i know they appreciate the series, what it means. i know they're excited about having a chance to compete. >> it being the game, the super
trophy but as pat moroney found out, they know their main goal of keeping it for another year won't be easy. as the rivalry brings out the best in both schools. it's that in state rivalry - every year we get a tough game with them - it means a lot - being from iowa - growing up a hawkeye fan and seeing how it went - it's always been close everybody knows this is a big deal - a big game - you're playing for a trophy - playin there's plenty of people that get hyped up - it's not just the in-state kids - the out of state kids as well the home team has dropped four straight in this series - so for the hawks - priority number-one - not just the in-state kids. out-of-state kids as well. >> reporter: the home team has dropped four straight. so for the hawks, priority number 1 is defending home- field. >> our fans going to be ready. night game first night game. rivalry game. it's going to be crazy. >> our fans going to be into the game.
once again we here to defend. >> reporter: and keep the cy- hawk trophy in iowa city. >> i've done 27 of these. it's really hard to predict what's going to happen. doesn't seem to matter if it is home, what happened the week before all that stuff. what it gets down to is who plays the best on that given day. >> reporter: kirk ferentz has had tons of success but against the cyclones, there's been heartbreak. ferentz is j to iowa state have come by a combined 13 points. in iowa city, pat moroney, cbs 2 sports. the hawkeyes jumped up one spot to sit 16th in the latest ap poll. ohio state, michigan, wisconsin and michigan state joined iowa from the big ten. alabama claims the top spot in both the ap and coaches poll. the hawks aren't tenth in the coaches. golf meet at the airport national prairie hosting, their
on 10, he sinks the birdie putt. 63 on the day. finishing tied for third. andrew wood was the lead man for linda mark, the lien drops the par putt on 18 to finish seventh but the meat belongs to cedar rapids washington. flight linville shot a 29 on the front. here he is on 16, the par putt. he finished second, a struck back from connor neighbors, who won all. the warriors took home the team
into tomorrow. it covers our northern third of counties. here is the radar, which shows thunderstorms beginning to increase in northeastern iowa and they will likely produce some heavy rain up that way and flash flooding is a possibility in some of the stronger storms. right now the strongest one located to the northwestern hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bob kidder, owner, new england shirt company: this factory has been here since eighteen eighty-three. we have over sixty people here making shirts
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